Hawaiian Students Will Benefit from Teacher's Space Foundation Scholarship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 9, 2013) - A math and science teacher at Kanu o ka 'Aina New Century Charter School in Waimea, Hawai'i, will use a scholarship from the Space Foundation to help his students understand weather patterns.
Robert A. Zellner has been named the recipient of the 2013 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship and will use the scholarship to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer to attend the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Meteorology and Space Weather.
In his application, Zellner described his school as project-based with a focus on Hawaiian culture. He wrote: In this fertile land it is critical for students to learn weather patterns dominated by the trade winds. We are very focused on sustainability and farming practices.
About the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to educators of Hawaiian or part Hawaiian descent, or who teach children of Hawaiian ancestry.
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai'i, in 1898. Enos' father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali'iholokahiki, was a native Hawaiian. Enos died in Hilo, Hawai'i, in 1976.
The scholarship covers tuition, fees, travel expenses, meals and lodging for the recipient to spend a week in Colorado Springs attending a Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum course.
About Space Across the Curriculum
These week-long intensive graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. Although the underlying focus is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and curriculum areas. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.
See the 2013 course schedule at www.spacefoundation.org/education/programs.
About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas - the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.